Register now for Hearing Loss Seminar

Do not miss this seminar!

Professor David Ryugo of the Garvin Institute, an expert in the interaction of hearing and the brain, has agreed to speak about the impacts of hearing loss on children under school age.

David spent nine years on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and twenty-three years at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Download the PTTR Hearing Seminar Registration Form now.

Cost is $15 per head.

Paint the Town REaD events across Australia in Children’s Week

From east to west, Paint the Town REaD is celebrating Children’s Week with great early literacy events.

And there are lots more.

Advance notice of November seminar

The impacts of hearing loss on children under school age

A hidden issue of vital importance

Tuesday 25 November 2014, 9.30am–12.30pm

Community Migrant Resource Centre

Level 4, 1 Horwood Place, Parramatta

Advance Notice Fifth National Early Literacy Conference

Making Waves: Early Literacy and Collective Impact

25–27 March 2015 in Wollongong

Put these dates in your diary now!

Come and join us — whether you’re from the city or the country, work in early childhood, libraries, child and family services, volunteer in a Service Club, or you’re a strategic planner in your government position. Or if you just want to learn about how to get started painting your community REaD.

Bright Spark logoWe’ll share great ideas, have fun, plan new strategies, as well as enjoy the Gong’s seaside hospitality. So start thinking about whom you’d like to invite, what you’d like to find out and what you’d like to share.

Your hosts are Bright Spark the Mascot with Paint the Gong REaD
and Paint Shellharbour REaD.

To register your interest email


Tracey Kirk Downey 0409 849 463

or Barbie Bates 0487 887 008

Download Advance Notice pdf here.

Fifth Early Literacy Conference

Our Fifth Early Literacy Conference will be taking place in March 2015 in Wollongong NSW. Watch this space for dates and details.

During 2014 we will hold Regional Training Days. Again, watch this space for dates and details.

And in case you’re wondering, our Fourth Annual Early Literacy Conference was held across two venues — Warren in country NSW and Merrylands, Sydney in September 2013.

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